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Mala was called to the Singapore bar in 1992 and to the Bar of England & Wales prior to that in 1990. As a practising lawyer in Colin Ng & Partners Sinclair, Roche & Temperley Joint Law Venture and Low Yeap Toh & Goon, long standing large and mid-sized law firms respectively, Mala gained experience in most areas of general practice work primarily family law, probate, criminal matters, personal injury, employment law, debt collection, intellectual property protection and infringement, defamation and post judgement issues in these areas.
In later years, her experience as inhouse legal counsel (of an insurance company and later as inhouse counsel for an e-commerce subsidiary of a telco,) enabled her to gain wide ranging experience in legal and operational issues relating to both general and life insurance matters including her specialist areas of personal injury claims litigation and medical negligence. Reading hundreds of medical reports for various types of orthopaedic, psychiatric and trauma related nerve injuries from motor vehicle accident claims eventually led to Mala to gaining a foothold in medical negligence claims, as well, of which her interest has reaped returns for her clients.
Currently, Mala practices out of her own boutique practice firm in a group law practice setting and handles a myriad of general practice work from contested and uncontested probate and family law matters, wills and trust matters, personal injury claims, pretrial and post trial criminal work, debt collection, employment advisory, contested and uncontested mental capacity applications, trademark applications/infringement, copyright infringement, defamation, ACRA regulatory matters and other general corporate matters arising from her experience as former in house counsel for an ICT subsidiary.
Mala is a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public.
PIONEER MEMBER OF PERSONAL INJURY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE COMMITTEE OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE FROM 2006 TO PRESENT which discusses, examines and liaises with insurers, the general public, lawyers, the courts and other stakeholders such that settlements obtained are settled promptly and fairly to victims;
MEMBER OF CIVIL PRACTICE COMMITTEE OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE which discusses and examines civil procedural issues such that civil procedure is developed in tandem with the law, assists lawyers with ethical issues arising from civil procedure and liaises with the courts on proposed amendments;
COUNCIL MEMBER OF MEDICO LEGAL SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE which discusses medical negligence issues, organises conferences for medical and healthcare professionals, keeping abreast of updates in respect of both the legislation and evolving law impacting them as well as victims of such medical negligence ;
MEMBER – INQUIRY PANEL OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE which comprises lawyers and laypersons appointed by the Chief Justice of Singapore to carry out the inquiry function in disciplinary proceedings against lawyers;
COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS, SUPREME COURT OF SINGAPORE;
NOTARY PUBLIC, SUPREME COURT OF SINGAPORE;
MEMBER, ASEAN LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION
MEMBER, LAW SOCIETY OF SINGAPORE
MEMBER, SINGAPORE ACADEMY OF LAW